The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 02/28/2020

The code of principles of the International Fact-Checking Network IFCN at Poynter is a series of commitments organizations abide by to promote excellence in fact-checking. The following fact checks come from IFCN fact checkers. (D. Van Zandt)

Claim by Donald Trump: “I won every debate, it’s true. … I’m just saying, every poll.” rating: Online Surveys, Not Polls

Survey Says: Trump Misleads on Debate Performances

Claim by Joe Biden: “I passed one of the first climate change bills in the United States Senate in 1987.”

PolitiFact rating: True


Claim: An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows a screen grab of a tweet from President Donald Trump saying, “Nobody should be allowed to photoshop unflattering images of the president – if they do, there must be consequences – perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!”

Check Your Fact rating: False


Claim by Facebook posts: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement “will be at every polling station” on Nov. 3, 2020.

PolitiFact rating: False

ICE says it’s not patrolling polling locations on Election Day

Claim by Viral image: A photo shows former President Barack Obama awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Harvey Weinstein. rating: False

Weinstein Wasn’t a Medal of Freedom Recipient

International Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple sources: Bullied nine-year-old Australian boy Quaden Bayles, who has dwarfism, is actually an adult

Claim by Social Media users: Image shows mass burial ground for tens of thousands of Coronavirus victims, since cremation furnace running 24 hours a day cannot meet demand due to the large number of bodies.
Claim by Multiple sources: Zambia’s military implement a 9:00 pm curfew

AFP Fact Check rating: False

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